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Welcome to our primary care area

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Working with the Royal College of General Practitioners (RCGP), Arthritis Research UK has funded and jointly developed a new training programme to improve skills in diagnosing and managing musculoskeletal conditions. Core skills in musculoskeletal care is a mixed-format education package consisting of e-learning modules, face-to-face workshops, and a musculoskeletal impact toolkit containing practical resources to enable GPs and other healthcare professionals to demonstrate improved patient care.


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Hands On

Read previous editions of Hands On, our publication for GPs.

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Explore rheumatology in primary care in past editions of our publication.

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Arthritis information

Arthritis information

Find out everything you want to know about arthritis and related conditions, including information on treatment and self-management.

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Musculoskeletal impact toolkit

Guidance and practical resources to enable GPs and other healthcare professionals to demonstrate the impact of their learning in improving patient care.

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Paediatric Musculoskeletal Matters

An online resource for clinicians wishing to enhance their skills in assessing and managing musculoskeletal problems in children

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